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From dis- +‎ teneō (hold; restrain).



distineō (present infinitive distinēre, perfect active distinuī, supine distentum); second conjugation

  1. I hold or keep apart; divide, separate, split.
  2. (of the mind) I divide, split, distract, perplex.
  3. I hold off, keep back, hold up; detain, hinder, prevent.
  4. I occupy, engage, divert, employ.


   Conjugation of distineo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distineō distinēs distinet distinēmus distinētis distinent
imperfect distinēbam distinēbās distinēbat distinēbāmus distinēbātis distinēbant
future distinēbō distinēbis distinēbit distinēbimus distinēbitis distinēbunt
perfect distinuī distinuistī distinuit distinuimus distinuistis distinuērunt, distinuēre
pluperfect distinueram distinuerās distinuerat distinuerāmus distinuerātis distinuerant
future perfect distinuerō distinueris distinuerit distinuerimus distinueritis distinuerint
passive present distineor distinēris, distinēre distinētur distinēmur distinēminī distinentur
imperfect distinēbar distinēbāris, distinēbāre distinēbātur distinēbāmur distinēbāminī distinēbantur
future distinēbor distinēberis, distinēbere distinēbitur distinēbimur distinēbiminī distinēbuntur
perfect distentus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect distentus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect distentus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distineam distineās distineat distineāmus distineātis distineant
imperfect distinērem distinērēs distinēret distinērēmus distinērētis distinērent
perfect distinuerim distinuerīs distinuerit distinuerīmus distinuerītis distinuerint
pluperfect distinuissem distinuissēs distinuisset distinuissēmus distinuissētis distinuissent
passive present distinear distineāris, distineāre distineātur distineāmur distineāminī distineantur
imperfect distinērer distinērēris, distinērēre distinērētur distinērēmur distinērēminī distinērentur
perfect distentus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect distentus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distinē distinēte
future distinētō distinētō distinētōte distinentō
passive present distinēre distinēminī
future distinētor distinētor distinentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives distinēre distinuisse distentūrus esse distinērī distentus esse distentum īrī
participles distinēns distentūrus distentus distinendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
distinēre distinendī distinendō distinendum distentum distentū

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